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Manager - Retail Projects

About the Job

The Projects Manager will be responsible to deliver on new and existing store fit-outs, concept requirements, design identity and support execution in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders for Chumbak. He / She will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of existing stores.


Role & Responsibilities

Project Design and Delivery

  • Understand details of the proposed property from the relevant stakeholders
  • Design the zoning layout for new stores and get the necessary approvals from the concerned stakeholders
  • Create shop fitting drawings as per the zoning layout and concept requirements
  • Prepare and get approval of Capex from the concerned stakeholders
  • Create, align, schedule, track and deliver projects in line with the master project delivery schedule on new and existing projects as per the store requirements (budgeted and non-budgeted)
  • Identify & introduce new vendors as required after conducting due diligence. Work with existing vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure that project delivery is completed as per TAT
  • Generate fixture BOQs as per norms
  • Ensure the readiness of the design pack for tendering and execution
  • Manage the end to end order & delivery of all project related orders (POs, work orders, advance payments etc.)
  • Collaborate with all the stakeholders (Project Execution, IT, Marketing, VM, Retail Operations, Commercial, Government regulators and Developers) to deliver the project in line with the terms & schedule.
  • Coordinate with Mall management and local authorities for execution of store fit-outs.
  • Share project progress updates and tracker at regular intervals to all the relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure handover of the new store to the Retail team as per defined timelines and quality standards
  • Complete all requests for renovation as per requirements
  • Undertake competition study with reference to look and feel of competition stores, fixtures and processes and share the same for required actions



  • Will have to take care of maintenance activities across existing stores
  • Create & manage preventive maintenance operations & procedures with the Operations team
  • Ensure ongoing repair & Maintenance of all equipment related to Retail Stores in co-ordination with the Retail Operations team
  • Prepare and get approval of Opex budget from the concerned stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate with new and existing vendors and internal stakeholders to ensure that pending snag list is completed as per TAT


Project Database Creation

  • Create and maintain a record of the updated retail store layouts, physical drawings, time spent on changes made and budgets
  • Maintain a thumb rule costing for various types of changes as per concept requirements as a ready reckoner
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of a sample board for each of the concepts based on the design pack
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of the fixture catalogue with the coding, dimensions, costing and fixture indents with all relevant details


Desired Experience and Skills

Education : BE / Diploma in Civil / Architecture

Years of Experience : Minimum 6-8 Years of retail Industry experience


Should have :

  • Excellent project management experience in retail industry. Should have opened multiple new stores within timelines and budget
  • Strong knowledge of materials, project management and costing
  • Knowledge of Auto CAD is a must
  • Strong Communication skills –Proficient in written and spoken English
  • Strong computer skills in usage of various tools in MS-Office and Internet
  • Very good eye for detail
  • Should be able to interface effectively with all internal and external stakeholders like Retail operations, vendors, design agencies, finance, legal etc
  • Extremely proactive and energetic. Should be able to influence stakeholders to ensure that project deadlines are met.
  • Willing to travel extensively and stay for short duration to supervise & execute projects
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